Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sports

Tigers’ quarterback Javis VonRuden (white) throws to Nate Meixner Monday night during the Medford football camp at Medford Public School’s football stadium. Both players are upcoming seniors. (SCT/Seth Bedenbaugh)
Medford -- After a tough season-ending loss to Kenyon-Wanamingo in the opening round of the Section 2AA playoffs last season, the Medford High School football team took to the school’s stadium Monday night for a four-day team camp to officially start preparations for the upcoming season. “Knowing...
Owatonna's Zach Wiese makes a glove save during the Huskies' 2-0 loss to Prior Lake in the 2017 Summer Meltdown Tournament in Eagan. (SCT photos/ Josh Zimmer)
EAGAN – While the road to the Excel Energy Center and the 2018 Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament won’t official begin for another few months, in the state of hockey, the game is a year round affair. The Owatonna High School boys hockey team looked to start laying the foundation for that...
Medford's Nate Meixner throws a pitch during the fifth inning of the Mangos' 3-2 win Monday night against Dover-Eyota. (SCT/Zimmer)
MEDFORD – It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day, the Medford Legion baseball team was able to get the job done. In the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and second, Medford’s Ben Sutcliffe provided the extra-inning fireworks. Hitting a soft roller back to the pitcher, Sutcliffe...
Owatonna’s Kodey Kiel makes a throw to first base during Friday night’s game between the South All-Stars and the Metro East All-Star during the opening round of the Play Ball! MN High School Baseball All-Star Series at Chaska Athletic Park in Chaska. Kiel and the South All-Stars went 2-1 on the weekend, falling in the championship game.
CHASKA – For Owatonna senior Kodey Kiel, baseball has been a key part of his time as a Husky. It also will be a key part of his future after committing to play baseball at St. Mary’s University.  However, before he shelves the silver and blue of Owatonna for the red and black of the Cardinal, there...
Blooming Prairie senior Tommy Braaten watches his shot during Day 2 action in the Class A state golf tournament. Braaten captured the state title after finishing the tournament 10 strokes ahead of the . second place finisher . (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Becker – It was a storybook ending for Blooming Prairie’s Tommy Braaten. On the final hole of Day 2 action at the Class A state boys golf tournament, the Blossoms’ senior was just over 100 yards from the pin. With a gentle, yet decisive swing, he managed to drop his shot within five feet of the pin...
Blooming Prairie senior Tommy Braaten watches his shot during Day 1 action in the Class A state golf tournament. Braaten sits atop the leaderboard after firing a school record 68. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Becker – For the Blooming Prairie boys golf team, senior Tommy Braaten has been the catalyst all season long. During Day 1 action of the Class A state tournament, Braaten was simply on another level. Shooting a 68 for the day, the Blossoms’ senior not only sits atop the leaderboard heading into the...
Blooming Prairie's Sam Wurst leaps to clear the 4-10 mark in the opening jumps of the Class A girls high jump final Friday at Hamline University. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – After suffering a cervical sprain from a car accident before the start of the season, Blooming Prairie High School junior Samantha Wurst didn’t even think she would be able to compete in the high jump this season. Not only did she compete, but she soared. After earning a qualification to...
Owatonna's Braydon Kubat turns down the back stretch for the lap in the Class AA 3200-meter run final on Friday at Hamline University. Kubat finished 15th (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – In the lone final event that took place on the scorching track Friday afternoon, Owatonna senior Braydon Kubat found himself in a fast field and simply couldn’t get loose. After being last for much of the final 100 meters in Friday’s 3200—meter run, the Owatonna senior made one last push...
Dalton Kubista prepares for his landing during the first flight in the Class AA state triple jump event on the campus of Hamline University Friday. Kubista took ninth in the event. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Heading into Friday’s triple jump at the 2017 Class AA Minnesota State Track and Field meet, Owatonna junior Dalton Kubista knew that if he stuck to his routine, there was a good chance that he would land on the podium. Despite temperatures reached the upper 80s, there were no...
Medford's Luke Johnston practices throwing the discus Wednesday morning at Medford High School. In his first year in the wheelchair division, the sophomore has qualified for the shot put and discus after winning Section 1-A titles. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
For Luke Johnston, every day is about embracing the challenge that life presents in front of you with an open mind. Despite having a tragic life event that would nearly kill the competitive drive of most, he has continued to show up to practice and work for nearly the last three years at the shot...

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